Dining With Denise Neil

Souper Bowl offers soups from more than 20 Wichita restaurants

Tanya’s Soup Kitchen’s tomato bisque will be among the soups available for slurping at Friday’s Souper Bowl.
Tanya’s Soup Kitchen’s tomato bisque will be among the soups available for slurping at Friday’s Souper Bowl.

Inter-Faith Ministries is putting on its annual Souper Bowl – an event that showcases the soup-cooking talents of local chefs – on Friday. It features soup donated by around 20 local restaurants, including the Artichoke Sandwich Bar’s ham and bean soup, Freddy’s Frozen Custard’s chili, Larkspur’s cream of broccoli and Tanya’s Soup Kitchen’s tomato basil bisque. Attendees get all-you-can-eat soup, bread and dessert, plus the first 200 people there will get a souvenir soup bowl. Designer bowls made by local artists also will be available to purchase, and door prizes will be awarded, including a WuShock carved by Ken Lockwood and signed by Gregg Marshall.

This year, some of the Inter-Faith Ministries apartment residents took some cooking classes and are providing batches of soup for the event – a chicken chili and chicken tortilla.

“It’s nice to have them participate,” said Carolyn Kell, marketing coordinator for Inter-Faith Ministries. “Getting to do something to help instead of being helped is nice for them.”

The Souper Bowl is intended to raise awareness about hunger in the community, and money raised goes toward Inter-Faith Ministries homeless shelters. It’s from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 525 N. Broadway. Tickets are $15 at http://www.eventbrite.com or $20 at the door.

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